WINTERS– Five year veteran Winters Chief of Police Nathan Johnson will be leaving the Police Department at the end of the current fiscal year, after submitting his letter of resignation to the Winters City Council.

Johnson, who has been leading the Winters PD since 2008, submitted his letter of resignation on Monday, July 15, 2013 after the regular City Council meeting. The resignation will be effective at the end of September of 2013.

Johnson said he chose not to renew his 2-year contract, and submitted his notice in a private manner after the City Council meeting.

“The City Council is completely satisfied and thrilled with Chief Johnson’s performance,” said Winters City Mayor Lewis Bergman. “He has been an outstanding chief, he is a man of high integrity and accomplishments,” he added.

Read more about this developing story next week in the Winters Enterprise and Ballinger Ledger.